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Honeywell to acquire Intelligrated in $1.5 billion deal

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Intelligrated—a leader in supply chain and warehouse automation technologies—to join Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) in Honeywell’s Automation and Controls Solutions Business.

CINCINNATI—Intelligrated, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, has entered an agreement to be acquired by Honeywell in a transaction valued at US$1.5 billion.

Intelligrated’s 2016 sales are estimated to be approximately $900 million and brings an attractive portfolio of warehouse automation, order fulfillment and software solutions with an extensive presence in North American e-commerce, retail, food and beverage markets.

Intelligrated co-founders Chris Cole and Jim McCarthy will continue to serve in a leadership role, while the business will become part of Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) in Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions business.

The match
Intelligrated designs, manufactures, installs and supports conveyor, sortation, palletizers, robotics, AS/RS solutions, warehouse execution systems, labor management software and order fulfillment technologies. The company provides comprehensive aftermarket support through its Lifecycle Support Services group, providing maintenance, technology refresh, modifications, system assessments, spare parts and track-driven training programs. Intelligrated employs more than 3,100 associates in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China. The company posted 30.4 percent revenue growth from 2013 to 2015.


Honeywell employs approximately 130,000 people worldwide, generating revenues of $38.6 billion in 2015. Intelligrated’s supply chain automation solutions are a complement to Honeywell’s extensive workflow performance solutions, including cloud-connected mobile worker applications, high-performance data collection hardware and other technologies to improve worker productivity.

Positioned to shape the future of supply chain automation
As the cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things redefine how industries work, the acquisition of Intelligrated positions Honeywell S&PS as a leading force to define modern supply chains in the era of omnichannel retail and e-commerce.

“The Intelligrated story has always been defined by innovation and doing whatever it takes to give our customers a competitive edge,” says Intelligrated chief executive officer Chris Cole. “Joining Honeywell enables us to break new ground with the most advanced levels of systems integration, intelligent software and controls, and data-driven efficiency. Our commitment to innovation and intense focus on customer service and support will continue to deliver unmatched results.”

Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions is a global leader in enterprise and workflow performance solutions, custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. Customers rely on Honeywell solutions to increase worker productivity and to enrich operational intelligence with data-driven insights that enable them to make better business decisions. For more information on Honeywell productivity solutions visit

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